Sep 1, 1992

An artificial blood vessel with an endothelial-cell monolayer

Journal of Neurosurgery
H KobayashiT Kubota


An artificial blood vessel with an endothelial-cell monolayer was used as an arterial substitute in rats. Endothelial cells were isolated from the aorta of a Wistar rat by the digestion method. The cell identification was established by the cobblestone appearance of a confluent cell monolayer, by an expression of factor VIII-related antigen, and by the presence of Weibel-Palade bodies. The luminal surface of the thin-walled polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft (4 mm in diameter and 10 mm in length) was coated with an endothelial-cell monolayer for 7 days in vitro. An interpositional graft was placed using the endothelial cell-coated PTFE prosthesis on the right common carotid artery in seven rats. A total of 10 rats received an interpositional graft with the noncoated PTFE prosthesis as a control. The patency rate at 1 month after implantation was significantly higher in the coated group than in the control group. The vascular prosthesis with an endothelial-cell monolayer is a promising technique to inhibit the development of thrombosis.

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